TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 9, 2005) – SPEED Channel kicks off eight weeks of 2005 SCCA National Championship Runoffs® race coverage from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course starting with H Production this Sunday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m. (EST).-30-
Set in a one-hour format, each of the 23 races from the September 23-25 Runoffs will be featured, with two classes shown each broadcast day in tape-delayed, back-to-back fashion beginning at 1 p.m. The H Production race will be followed this Sunday by the C Sports Racing race at 2 p.m.
All three holiday weekends will be filled with Runoffs coverage as Showroom Stock B and Sports 2000 air Sunday on Thanksgiving weekend and Formula Ford and Spec Racer Ford give enthusiasts an early Christmas present on Christmas Eve Saturday. Coverage of the 2005 Runoffs wraps up New Year’s Day with the GT-2 show at 1 p.m.
Among the myriad of storylines that developed over the three days of racing:
• In GT-2, Duane Davis, of Camas, Wash., attempts to become only the second driver in Runoffs history to amass 13 or more titles.
• In G Production, veteran Kent Prather, of Wakarusa, Kan., takes a shot at a sixth class title, which would make him the most successful driver in Production history. The GP race airs Sunday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m.
• John Heinricy, of Holly, Mich., has held a recent vice grip on two classes, American Sedan (two consecutive titles) and Touring 1 (four consecutive titles), and is screaming up the all-time wins chart, where he sits tied for third currently with a host of other drivers at seven. Can he keep both streaks intact? The T1 race airs Saturday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. The AS race airs Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m., following the Formula Mazda race.
• Should he be able to do it, Formula Atlantic driver Graham Rahal has a chance to follow in his father Bobby’s footsteps. It was exactly 30 years ago that Bobby took the Formula B (FA’s predecessor) crown, and if he’s able to take the checkered flag, the 16-year-old Graham would become the youngest Runoffs Champion in history. The FA race airs Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.
For more information, including complete recaps and results of all 23 races, visit www.scca.com.
2005 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Broadcast Schedule
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